Every time I describe Moore’s law to someone who hasn’t heard of it before, they often say something like “Yes, well, its held up so far, but I’ve heard that we’re about to hit the end of it.” Well, IBM has once again shown that human beings can be pretty creative. Its new chip basically goes 3D to get around some of the physical barriers that were potentially holding up Moore’s law. Fox has a great summary here . . . http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/04/intel-announces-breakthrough-3-d-transistors-faster-cheaper-chips/